Here's some news that will have you calling your wife to tell her, "I won." Breaking Bad action figures are on the way, MTV is reporting. You heard me correctly: Breaking Bad action figures are on the way.
For fans of the gritty, meth-centric AMC drama who still have an active inner child (or perhaps the collectors among them, I guess), toy company Mezco will be making action figures, bobbleheads, accessories, and plush toys based on the series, which it promises "both hardcore fans and casual viewers will enjoy."
The irony of making toys for such a mature series shouldn't be lost on anyone, but there is enormous marketability here. Who wouldn't want to squeeze a plush of "Face Off"ed Gus? Who wouldn't want a Heisenberg hat of their own? And the crossover possibilities are endless -- you could have your Walt action figure dealing meth to Luke Skywalker, while Mike and Han Solo have a standoff (who shoots first?). It's fun for the whole family... sort of.
You can check out the rest of Mezco Toyz's product line here. The Breaking Bad action figures are expected in 2013.
Breaking Bad will return for its final eight episodes in summer 2013.